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14th Battleship Cove Chess Tournament

May 6, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Battleship Cove scholastic chess tournament is a free chess tournament for children in grades K-12. The tournament takes place on the Battleship in the Cove Cinema. Note that there are additional fees to get on to the battleship. We are limited in space for this event. It is necessary for each player to pre-register online to participate.

TIME CONTROL:  4SS, G/25 d/5.

SECTIONS: Two USCF-rated sections and two unrated sections*
–OPEN (rated section: USCF membership required**)
–UNDER 700 (rated section: USCF membership required**)
–UNRATED (no membership required)
–NOVICE (no membership required)

* If you have any questions about which section is right for your child, please email Eduardo at

** For more information about USCF membership, go to or call 800-903-8723. NOTE: USCF membership must be purchased or renewed by May 4, 2023, if you plan on playing in a rated section.

Trophies will be awarded to the top three players in each section.

Sections may be combined or split at the discretion of the tournament director.  This is a 4-round tournament, but a small section may have to play 3.  Full-point byes may apply in sections with an odd number of players, and ½ point byes are available in any round pending early notification to the tournament director.  Please bring a chess clock if you own one.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION: This tournament is sponsored by the Southeast New England Chess Association. This is a scholastic event for children up to grade 12. There is no entry fee. Since there is limited space, you must register online prior to the event. There is no guarantee of participation unless you successfully preregister. Online registration closes on May 4, 2023, or when we hit capacity for the venue.


Round 1 starts at 10:00 AM. Others on completion of each round. Please arrive and check in at 9:30 AM. Unrated sections may finish around 12:30 PM. Rated sections may finish around 1:30 PM.

BATTLESHIP TICKETS: All players, parents, and spectators must have tickets to get on the battleship. Click here to purchase discounted tickets.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION contact Bob Salvas at (401) 359-1602 or email:

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May 6, 2023
9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721 United States
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